The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Traquair House

  • B709 Map It
  • Innerleithen
  • House/Mansion/Villa
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

Said to be the oldest continually occupied home in Scotland, Traquair House has secret stairways and passages, a library with more than 3,000 books, and a bed said to be used by Mary, Queen of Scots in 1566. The 18th-century brew house still makes highly recommended ale. You may even spend the night, if you wish. Outside you'll find a maze and extensive gardens. Traquair Fair in August is a major event in the regional calendar.

Sight Information


B709, Innerleithen, The Scottish Borders, EH44 6PW, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Grounds £4, house and grounds £8
  • Apr.–Sept.,daily noon–5; Oct., daily 11–4; Nov., weekends 11–3; last admission ½ hr before closing

Published 07/22/2015


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